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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Carrillo connecting rods, who has used them to build the bottom end? They seem to be the better from what I'm getting. Anyone else have any input?

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carrillo makes a good rod (pricey though),I like to use SHUMAKER lightning rods
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Carrillo connecting rods, who has used them to build the bottom end? They seem to be the better from what I'm getting. Anyone else have any input?

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We ran those in our AHDRA bike.
Like Kirby said, they come with a cost.
Darkhorse Crankworks, has an H-beam rod they use when they build/re-build their cranks.
They seem to be plenty tough.
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darkhorse may be using the shumaker rods,when i had john make some for mee,he said a crank rebuilder wanted some (like 500 sets) too.
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darkhorse may be using the shumaker rods,when i had john make some for mee,he said a crank rebuilder wanted some (like 500 sets) too.
I have a set in my Evo which look like the Carillo's and Shumakers. Not sure who made em, T&O built that assembly for me about 10yrs ago.

Which brings up a question. These Carillo/Shumaker rods are plenty stout for the big dog drag bikes. But wouldn't you or Scott consider them over kill for a street bike?

I went with them in my evo because I needed new rods and they didn't cost whole lot more at the time. I specifically opted NOT to go with S&S premiums because of weight.
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Eagle Manufacturing, in Memphis, Tenn. , manufactured an H-beam rod for Evo application,(that is what you probably have) and I do believe they have now also produced them for the T/C's, privately.
The Evo's never really caught on as the were very inexpensive, compared to the Carrillo's and folks thought they were inferior.(or most shop don't have a clue as to how to build/re-build a crank)
We still have 3-4 sets on the shelf.
The big end was .0005" undersize, to allow them to be sized as needed.
Are Carrillo's over-kill for a street engine? Yes.
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I have a set in my Evo which look like the Carillo's and Shumakers. Not sure who made em, T&O built that assembly for me about 10yrs ago.

Which brings up a question. These Carillo/Shumaker rods are plenty stout for the big dog drag bikes. But wouldn't you or Scott consider them over kill for a street bike?

I went with them in my evo because I needed new rods and they didn't cost whole lot more at the time. I specifically opted NOT to go with S&S premiums because of weight.
overkill,not really. the carrillo`s are pretty light (more so than S&S supreme or shumakers),T&O use the carrillo style rods (not carrillo`s though)JIMS also makes nice,strong lighter H beam rods.granted,their not cheap either,but if your building a big HP lower end,i think a good rod is a must

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Thanks for the response guys. Scott, Eagle sounds familiar.
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Eagle manufactures(or has them manufactured) a TON of automotive components.
Oh, btw, I believe that Tedd's Cycle has those Evo rods under their "Sifton" name.
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Eagle manufactures(or has them manufactured) a TON of automotive components.
Oh, btw, I believe that Tedd's Cycle has those Evo rods under their "Sifton" name.
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I've never had any issue with the Eagle H-beam in my evo, I need to dig up that work order from T&O to see if they actually say. But it sounds like you guys already know that's what they use, at least recently.

Are Eagle made in USA? I thought T&O said my rods were made in USA.

Not sure if that last comment about Tedds is a good thing... Isn't most of what's sold from VTwin made in China?

I know it's unrelated to the thread, but I still to this day want to get a hold of a good Sifton 112. Blackwidow sells a 112 clone I believe, but I've never dealt with them, Tedd's/Vtwin sells the 112 too... but made in china from what I understand...
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